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Snap happy

At first sight, this tiny turtle (3 inches long at most) looked like a dry leaf moving slowly across a road by the park.

As it was in an unsuitable situation (cars, cement curbs, storm drains), we moved it to a more favorable spot by a creek well within the park limits. 6 more words


Newbery Challenge Update IX

I am on a roll again toward finishing my Newbery Challenge.

This week I achieved another milestone. I now have only ten percent of the books left to read. 493 more words


Turtle Trapping and Field Trips

It was a foggy morning, and we were going to start our first day of trapping. We prepared our venture by prepping the traps with disinfectant . 589 more words


Two Turtles

I was crossing over the bridge behind the apartments when I saw what I thought was a snapping turtle in the water.  I stopped and started taking a few pictures and then realized it was two turtles.  32 more words


Mushroom Identity on Cape Cod MA

We are in mid-summer, the weather has been clear and on the cool side and the traffic has increased with summer visitors. I noticed today mushrooms growing in our yard. 64 more words

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THIS WEEK AT BEAR CREEK: Story-telling Wildflowers, Solo Fledglings and the Usual Odds 'n' Ends

First week of July, the launch point for what I think of as High Summer.

Though it’s gray and rainy as I write (again!), I’m still anticipating the dry heat of the heart of the season when the Old Fields of Bear Creek are sprinkled with color,  grasses and tall flowers bend and sway in the wind, big nectar-sipping butterflies balance on blossoms and swallows swoop and dive overhead.   1,850 more words

This Week At Bear Creek

Oh Snap!

Upon returning home one day and checking my mail, I was greeted by a snapping turtle.  Either the mail carrier couldn’t get him in my mailbox or he was displaced by the mowing of the roadside ditches that had occurred that day. 128 more words

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